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Ottawa unveils guidelines, deal for rapid COVID-19 tests as calls for approval mount

Ottawa unveils guidelines, deal for rapid COVID-19 tests as calls for approval mount

OTTAWA — The Liberal government pushed back against criticism over a lack of rapid tests for COVID-19 on Tuesday as it unveiled a deal to buy millions of such devices from a U.S. company — whenever Health Canada approves them.
Union demands permanent hires to solve backlog in veterans' benefit applications

Union demands permanent hires to solve backlog in veterans' benefit applications

OTTAWA — The union representing employees at Veterans Affairs Canada says the department should hire more permanent staff to deal with the backlog of veterans waiting for services and benefits.
Jury in Matthew Raymond murder trial shown images from crime scene in 2018

Jury in Matthew Raymond murder trial shown images from crime scene in 2018

FREDERICTON — The jury in the Matthew Raymond murder trial in Fredericton was shown detailed and sometimes graphic pictures of the crime scene Tuesday.
Deficit on track to hit $330 billion with COVID effects lasting years, says PBO

Deficit on track to hit $330 billion with COVID effects lasting years, says PBO

OTTAWA — The COVID-19 pandemic will leave a lasting scar on the Canadian economy that could produce permanent deficits, the parliamentary budget officer says in a report estimating this year's shortfall at $328.5 billion.
Fredericton city councillors divided after poet laureate reads abortion poem

Fredericton city councillors divided after poet laureate reads abortion poem

Fredericton city council is considering ending the custom of opening public meetings with a poem after the city's poet laureate read lyrical verses about abortion during a meeting Monday night.
Technical glitches plague first electronic vote in House of Commons history

Technical glitches plague first electronic vote in House of Commons history

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament have completed their first-ever remote vote in the House of Commons, a historic occasion marked by numerous technical glitches, lengthy delays and cameo appearances by some of their kids and even a family dog.
CPP breaking its rules with third-party donations in U. S: environment group

CPP breaking its rules with third-party donations in U. S: environment group

TORONTO — The Canada Pension Plan is overlooking its own rules that say its money cannot be used for political ends, says an environmental group.
Quebec raises alert levels in large cities, Ontario declares second COVID-19 wave

Quebec raises alert levels in large cities, Ontario declares second COVID-19 wave

Quebec moved its most populous regions to a maximum alert-level on Monday and Ontario declared itself in the grips of a second COVID-19 wave as both provinces grappled with rising caseloads.

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): --- 6:51 p.m. B.C.’s provincial health officer is once again appealing to residents to stay close to home and keep social circles small. Dr.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 28

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sept. 28

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 6:46 p.m. EDT on Sept. 28, 2020: There are 155,307 confirmed cases in Canada.